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RATINGS: 2113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As a continuation of North Coast Brewing Co.’s commitment to quality, our Old Stock Ale is crafted in the tradition of our critically acclaimed Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale and Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. It’s brewed with classic floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Malt and Fuggles Hops imported from England, so it’s a beer to be served proudly. Like a fine wine, North Coast’s Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With an original gravity of over 1100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well-designed to round-out and mellow with age. North Coast Brewing Co. Old Stock Ale is a vintage dated ale. We produce a small quantity each year and it remains available from release date until our stock is depleted.

pre-2006 ABV: 11.4%.
2006 vintages: 11.6% & 13.25%.
2007 vintage: 11.7%.
2008 vintage: 12.5%.
2009 vintage: 11.5%.
2010 vintage: 11.7%.
2011 vintage: 11.9%
2012 vintage: 11.7%
2013 vintage: 11.9%
2014 vintage: 11.8%
2015 vintage: 11.9%


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle-Memphis. COMPLEX!!! The malt flavor/nose is almost overwhelming but the hops take over once it reaches the palate. This one should be aged. Unfortunately I have not learned the pasiance...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - AUG 8, 2002
Thirst and desire to rule the light. For crossing heavens a futile fight, Bound to storm our minds wave, Fervent to sail in deserts of mist

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdolfoCC (168) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - SEP 12, 2016
Vintage 2016. De color ámbar cobrizo, con una corona de espuma color marfil de buena retencion, con burbujas compactas y abiertas. En el aroma destaca el dulzor, notas a caramelo, toffee, algunos frutos oscuros maduros, madera, en boca es similar. Retrogusto ligeramente dulce con un amargor medio bajo no astringente.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
Bottle labeled 2005. Very dark [pretty much brown] Very little tanish head that soon vanishes to a thin wisp around the edge of the glass, no lace. Served at a slightly cooler temp than the recomended room temperature. Very complex flavors that do rather well at this young age. Malty with a nice hop edge. There is a slight alcohol burn at the end. Surprisingly drinkable and i think it will just get better. I wonder when this finished fermenting, and then was bottled?

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yackery (165) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 2010 vin 12oz bottle. Pencil-thin, fresh, sandy head soon dissolves to a speck or two of foam. It’s an inviting amber color, though murky, but prettily translucent: a lot like looking though a gem, actually. The taste surprised me because it is a pale blend, but it is a perfect one for my preference of stout. While the ABV 11.7% - 30% more than the same brewer’s Imperial Russian Stout, Old Rasputin - subdues the nose to almost nothing (no - no boozy knee-jerk), the most prevalent aroma is coffee / toffee. This beer forgoes the oil of Old Rasputin for alcohol but sacrifices nothing to satisfying the palate. At this proof, this beer is made for sipping. But each sip is for savoring. The glass empties to the last, most sensual sip - port notes. The well-nursed "dregs" of a glass of this barleywine are the most satisfying. Exquisite!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Caskalefan (165) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Wonderfully sophisticated English style old ale. Nose and flavor of apples, grapes, port, sherry, caramel, toffee, and pears in brandy. Syrupy and yet almost ethereal body which is mouth-coating, and yet paradoxically sprightly. Incredible execution of an old ale that will, undoubtedly become even more stupendous with age. Serving type: bottle

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2010
2010 edition. Pours a cloudy dark amber. Small head that fades to nothing quickly. Heavy malt, caramel, dark bread aroma. Flavor has notes of fruit, caramel, roast, and very noticable alcohol. It is a bit rough around the edges. If it mellows with age as the brewer claims, it will be much better in the future. Right now it is just okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auto (163) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 strong alchohol aroma 2004. euuhhghhh.. hard to describe the flavor, alright not bad, tastes pretty good in my opinion not the greatest brew ive ever had but shit i’ll drink it... north coast old stock baby!! UGHH!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pedro_Pinho (163) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
Brown, slightly redish liquid with off white head. Aroma is mainly bread to me. Smooth, but rather anonimous taste. Not bad, but definitely overrated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2011
12oz bottle. ’08 vintage courtesy of wavers1. Pours hazy light brown, with a few bubbles, and a thin ring around the outside edge. Aroma is toffee, and caramel. Body is full, and smotth. very easy drinking. flavor is again toffee, caramel, with hints of chocolate. Incredibly smooth, no alcohol heat whatsoever. Clean, malty finish. Wish I had a few more of these around!


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